Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday cleared all assumptions about his possible exit from the party, naming himself a “24 Carat Congressman” and announcing he was not upset with the party but was rather working for strengthening and uniting its workers. The former chief minister has been hosting public rallies in Jammu and Kashmir over the prior approximately two months and was seen supported by his senior party leaders and retired ministers who lately resigned from their party posts in a riot against J&K Congress president G A Mir. Conversing with the reporters after handling a public meeting in the border belt of Khour on the outskirts of Jammu, Azad, however, announced reforms are a dynamic procedure and crucial for every party, society and the country as a whole for the benefit of people.
“Yes, I am a Congressman. Who told you I am not? 24 ‘Carat’ Congressman. How does it matter if 18 Carats are challenging 24 carats?” Azad let out, answering back to questions about the presumptions of his apparent exit from the party like former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh Azad, who was among the 23 Congress leaders who had sought for an organizational overhaul last year, asserted that he is not displeased with the party. “Those dividing parties only see divisions. We are the ones who are linking people. We are forging unity (in the party ranks) as we are for unification,” he added. When he was asked about his call for reforms, he stated reforms are required in every party, every society, and country. “Reforms are an ongoing process and necessary in every party; the legislature is also a sort of reform. Many evils of the past are not there in the society today because of reforms,” he stated, putting in the communalism and casteism still existing in society today also require to be reformed.